Just a quick note to say that I am in the process of updating this site. As you'll notice if you go poking around, most of the information pages (see the grey home bar at the top of the screen) are heinously out of date. Please bear with me as I find the time to go through them, and if you have any questions, feel free to just email me directly (my email address is cunning disguised in the box to the right).
Wow, it's been a while hasn't it? A year and a half! Gosh. My bad. So, what's been going on, you ask? Well, you can see from my previous post that I handed in my thesis at the end of March 2015. I passed my viva in June 2015. I got'minor corrections', which was basically … Continue reading The turn of the season, and a move away from archaeology
A quick update from me: I'm pleased to say I've submitted my thesis! My viva isn't until June, so until then I shall hopefully be catching up with the myriad of things that have been neglected since write-up took over my life. That should mean more time to post here (and get round to updating … Continue reading Phew! The thesis is done!
As part of this summer's efforts to get out of the lab, away from uni and learn new things (my version of going on excavation) I have just returned from an extremely intensive and exhausting three days learning the basic smithing techniques required to make a sword in an Iron Age style. That's right people … Continue reading Smithing course!
I'm just back from a week in Cornwall doing some 'hobby foundry' work. The aim of the week was to build a functional charcoal-fuelled furnace and cast some small objects in brass. Calling it 'experimental archaeology' would be a bit false, considering we used a iron tuyure pipe, a brick-built furnace and a hoover, but … Continue reading Quick Update: Furnace Building and Teaching Thoughts
We are happy to announce to the finalised programme for the Historical Metallurgy Society's Research in Progress meeting, 2010! The Annual Research in Progress meeting is designed to allow people working on subjects related to historical, archaeological and industrial metallugy to come and discuss their research in an open and interested atmosphere. Miljana and I … Continue reading Programme for HMS Research in Progress Announced!
Well, I say Huttenberg, but to be honest I think I visited the village once! The trip to Austria went really well. Not only did I have an absolutely fantastic time in a beautiful country eating fantastic food and drinking suprisingly nice beer (I am not a beer drinker normally!) but the site... the material … Continue reading Success in Huttenberg
Well it's been a busy couple of days here! Things have been a little stressful with the analysis of the Crosby Garret Roman cavalry parade/sports helmet. Not allowed to say much about that unfortunately, but will hopefully update at some point in the distant future after the sale and everything has settled down. The analysis … Continue reading To Huttenberg, and beyond!
Life has been realtively quiet at Finds and Features over the Easter break, not least because my university has been completely closed for around a week (even the libraries!). Twitter is prooving increddibly useful at the moment. Not only did I note the 'colateral murder' video turning up in my Twitter stream before it hit … Continue reading Journal TOC Project, and updates
So here at Finds and Features life's been pretty hectic. Not only do I have a bunch of deadlines, but I've just moved house! On the up side, I now have a large room in a lovely flat with lovely people, and even some shelves of my own. On the down side, all my photocopies … Continue reading New projects and anticipation!